Apple Tree - Elstar Appelboom

Apple Tree

This tree is in Geldermalsen at the Fruit Tech Campus.

Variant: 341

Planting: 12 apil 2021

The Elstar apple tree is a beloved fruit tree known for its delicious, sweet, and aromatic apples. 

Planting and location

  • Planting: This Elstar apple tree was planted in early spring of 2021.
  • Location: The tree is situated in a sunny spot with well-drained, fertile soil. This location ensures the tree receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day, which is essential for good growth and fruit set.


  • Watering: The tree is regularly watered, especially during dry periods. In the first year after planting, the tree received about 20 liters of water per week. Now, the tree is watered deeply and less frequently to encourage the roots to grow deep into the ground.
  • Pruning: The Elstar apple tree is pruned annually in late winter or early spring. During pruning, dead, damaged, or diseased branches are removed, and the canopy is thinned to improve air circulation.
  • Fertilization: The tree is fertilized in early spring and early summer with a balanced, organic fertilizer rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Diseases and pests

  • Prevention: The tree is regularly inspected for diseases and pests. Scab and codling moth are managed with biological control agents and the use of pheromone traps.
  • Health: With proper care and preventive measures, this Elstar apple tree remains healthy and productive.

Harvesting and storage

  • Harvest Time: The Elstar apples are ready for harvest in late autumn. The apples are picked when they are fully ripe and easily detach from the tree.
  • Storage: After harvesting, the apples are stored in a cool, dry place where they can stay fresh for several months under the right conditions.